Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ken Wunderley recaps some of the highlights among West teams at the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships. Read his story below.
Montour senior Cole Macek could have taken an easier road at the Class AAA WPIAL/Southwest Regional over the weekend at Canon-McMillan High School, but he wanted to challenge himself.
Macek spent the first half of the season competing at 220 pounds, but decided to drop to the 195-pound weight class midway through the season.
Many questioned Macek's decision, because 195 was considered a much stronger weight class. Macek competed at 220 last season and would have been a strong favorite to win at that weight.
"It's my senior year and I wanted to challenge myself," said Macek, who made the cut to 195 with relative ease. "I felt I could win either weight class and wanted to be at the weight where I felt most comfortable."